Robert Redford Conservancy Achieves LEED Platinum
The Robert Redford Conservancy at Pitzer College has recently achieved its targeted LEED Platinum certification. The building is a renovated historical infirmary now turned into a hub for sustainable research and discovery. The complex features laboratories as well as traditional indoor classrooms and open-air “outdoor classrooms.” The historic mission style of the infirmary has been retained, and Integral Group worked with Carrier Johnson to incorporate passive design strategies into the project.
Sustainable features include daylighting, thermal massing and natural ventilation as well as PV arrays, the inclusion of skylight wells which also act as thermal chimneys, punched windows with spectrally selective glazing, and slow-moving large blade ceiling fans.
This project is also currently seeking a Zero Net Energy target.